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A Ritual Sea

Indie // Dublin, Dublin

Formed in 2016, A Ritual Sea’s distinctive dreamwave sound is heavily influenced by the esoteric imagery of Andrei Tarkovsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Robert Altman and Ingmar Bergman. Having featured at the renowned Other Voices Festival in 2018 and supported international acts such as Gwenno and Jane Weaver, the band played a sold-out headline show in Dublin’s Whelans venue in early 2020 and are gearing up to return to playing live shows in support of their debut album.

A Ritual Sea, will release their new single ‘Because You Hate to Care About’ on Friday 25th June 2021, through French independent label Icy Cold Records. This follows the Dublin-based dreamwave band’s recent single ‘Desire Lines’. Layers of signature shimmering guitars find new track ‘Because You Hate To Care About’ evoking hazy summer memories and a feeling of heady love, perfectly captured in the music video, starring Boxers Chloé and Lilii (preview of video:

Songwriter and singer with A Ritual Sea, Donna McCabe, says: “Lyrically, the song is about that moment after a heated argument; knowing you’ve both said things you regret, trying to find a way to say sorry, longing to get back to that feeling of harmony. Musically, we wanted to bring that blissful, euphoric feeling to life.”

Self-produced and recorded at A Ritual Sea’s home studio, mixed by Paris-based musician and sound engineer Nicolas Subréchicot (Vagabond, Lou Doillon) and mastered at Biduloscope, ‘Because You Hate To Care About’ will be released on Friday 25th June through Icy Cold Records.